Regular Meeting of the School Board
West Fargo Public School District #6
West Fargo, North Dakota 58078
August 23, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Heritage Middle School Library
A regularly scheduled meeting of the West Fargo School Board, West Fargo Public School District #6, pursuant to due calls and notice, was held at the Heritage Middle School Library on August 23, 2021, at 6:00 PM, with President Jim Jonas presiding.
Members present included Vice President Jessica Jackson, and directors Patti Stedman, Jon Erickson, Dan Schaeffer, Trisha Page and Mark Staples. Also present, representing the school district was Superintendent Beth Slette, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction Vincent Williams, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Rachael Agre, Business Manager Levi Bachmeier, Human Resources Director Brittnee Nikle, Technology Director Ed Mitchell, and Board Secretary Alicia Severson.
Mr. Schaeffer moved, seconded by Ms. Jackson, to adopt the agenda including the additions of two requests for contract release, the Business Manager's Report, and seventeen new contracts. The motion carried unanimously.
Dr. Denise Jonas Director of CTE was present to give a presentation about CTE to the board.
Ms. Stedman moved, seconded by Ms. Page to find the administration in compliance with Board Policy OE 5 Financial Planning. The motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Schaeffer moved, seconded by Ms. Jackson, to accept the contract release request from Kaatrin Homberg with the assessment of 5% liquidated damages. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Stedman moved, seconded by Ms. Jackson, to accept the professional and classified staffing request. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Page moved, seconded by Mr. Staples, to approve the plat and land exchange related to the Lakeview Drive extension in the City of Horace. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Stedman moved, seconded by Ms. Jackson to approve the language changes to Board Policies OE 10 Learning Environment and OE 11 Instructional Program. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Jackson moved, seconded by Ms. Stedman, to award bids for the West Fargo High School bleacher replacement according to the administrative recommendations. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Stedman moved, seconded by Mr. Schaeffer, to accept the contract release request from Jennifer Wollan with the assessment of 5% liquidated damages. The motion carried unanimously.
Ms. Page moved, seconded by Mr. Schaeffer, to accept the contract release request from Lorilee Bergin with the assessment of 5% liquidated damages. The motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Schaeffer moved, seconded by Mr. Erickson, to approve the consent agenda which consisted of minutes from the regular meeting of the school board held on August 9, 2021; minutes from the special board meeting of the board held on August 12, 2021, one resignation, seventeen new contracts; reauthorization of the District's Emergency Operations Plan; approval of participation in open enrollment; contracts for in school therapy partnerships; an MOU with YMCA 21CCLC; approval on an agreement for a teacher for visually impaired students; approval of a grant application for the Cass County Career Innovation Center; the Business Manager's Report; and a set of bills (please see the attached bill list). The motion carried unanimously.
During the superintendent's report, Superintendent Slette provided updates and shared information with the school board.
During the president's prerogatives, the school board discussed current issues and future opportunities.
The meeting adjourned at 7:49 PM.
Alicia Severson, Board Secretary
The list of bills presented to the School Board on August 23, 2021 Border State Paving Inc $257,497.87 ; Corporate Technologies $579.00 ; Gast Construction Company Inc $1,858,490.00 ; Grotberg Electric, Inc. $151,121.70 ; Johnson Controls Inc $138,485.30 ; Key Contracting, Inc $15,000.00 ; Laney's, Inc $21,075.00 ; Manning Mechanical Inc $258,156.45 ; MBN Engineering, Inc $2,942.60 ; Meinecke-Johnson Company $283,050.00 ; Meridian Commercial Construction $501,782.41 ; Netcenter Technologies $1,564.56 ; Peterson Mechanical $35,100.00 ; Superior Electric Of Fargo LLC $46,725.30 ; Best Buy Company $2,467.47 ; JLG Architects $29,856.09 ; Scott's Electric Inc $84,693.08 ; YHR Partners $11,257.71 ; Bert's Truck Equip Of Moorhead $783.00 ; Christofferson, Jennifer $270.00 ; Department Of Human Services $0.02 ; FCCLA Store/E Group Inc $127.00 ; Haen, Emily $120.00 ; Hawkins Inc $2,142.45 ; Lee, Jenna $60.00 ; NDCEL $125.00 ; Netcenter Technologies $225.00 ; Ostrom's Hardware $3,754.30 ; Pure Water Technology $220.00 ; Recreation Supply Company, Inc $590.24 ; Rieniets, Stephanie $120.00 ; University Of Texas At Austin $300.00 ; West Fargo Park District $120.00 ; Ablenet, Inc $135.00 ; Appling, Janna $215.00 ; Ark Therapeutic Services, Inc $78.93 ; Art & Learn $79.57 ; City Of Fargo $90.31 ; Co-Curricular Petty Cash $5,000.00 ; Community High Petty Cash $100.00 ; Costco Wholesale $916.53 ; Heritage Middle School Petty Cash $100.00 ; High School Petty Cash $100.00 ; Horace Petty Cash $100.00 ; Horace High School Petty Cash $100.00 ; Kubista, Sarah $39.78 ; Legacy Petty Cash $100.00 ; MBN Engineering, Inc $112.00 ; ND School Board Association $750.00 ; ND School Board Association $8,257.00 ; ND Educators Service Coop $250.00 ; Northern Trophy & Silk Screening $948.00 ; Osgood Elementary Petty Cash $100.00 ; Packer Connection Petty Cash $200.00 ; Red River Refrigeration, Inc. $3,985.00 ; Sanchez, Kyle $36.00 ; School Specialty, LLC $62.24 ; Sherwin Williams $26.26 ; Sheyenne High School Petty Cash $100.00 ; Sheyenne Co-Curricular Petty Cash $5,000.00 ; Sheyenne Store $200.00 ; South Petty Cash $100.00 ; Stinson, Sarah $75.00 ; Therapro Inc $42.50 ; Xcel Energy $72,230.90 ; Sherill, Ann $18.00 ; Advantage Credit Bureau $4,627.50 ; Anne Carlsen Center $12,087.90 ; Baranko, Megan $20.00 ; Bert's Truck Equip Of Moorhead $156.45 ; Border States Electric Supply $658.82 ; Cashwise $396.85 ; City Of Fargo $12.00 ; City Of Horace $1,535.84 ; Culligan Water Conditioning $8.00 ; Dakota Tire Service, Inc $24.00 ; District Petty Cash $1,200.00 ; EBSCO Subscription Services $2,197.18 ; Family Fare $119.00 ; Family Support Registry $171.61 ; Fargo Public Schools $30.00 ; Fit Investments, LLC $250.00 ; Frontline Education $27,000.00 ; Frontier Glass & Mirror Inc $30.20 ; General Maintenance Inc $890.00 ; Gibril, Haddijatou $18.00 ; Graybar Electric Co Inc $660.49 ; Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc $235.11 ; Hornbachers $40.28 ; Hut American Group LLC $20.00 ; Internal Revenue Service $500.00 ; Marco Technologies LLC $60,327.83 ; Marco's Pizza $59.99 ; Marcus, Brian $71.00 ; Moog Center For Deaf Education $315.00 ; Nadeau, Shannan $134.40 ; ND Safety Council, Inc $289.00 ; Northern Plumbing Supply $245.00 ; Patel, Poonam $27.55 ; Petro Serve USA $24.75 ; Radisson Hotel $86.40 ; Research Press Company $286.52 ; Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop $27.60 ; Sign Solutions USA $144.27 ; Southpaw Enterprises $68.00 ; Sturdevants Auto Parts - Fargo $263.75 ; SVL Service Corporation $533.76 ; Tennessee Child Support $112.84 ; Therm-Air Sales Corporation $950.00 ; Wonder Media, LLC $1,540.00 ; Workforce Safety And Insurance $76,092.07 ; Xcel Energy $61.20 ; City Of West Fargo-Utilities $29,277.50 ; Anne Carlsen Center $2,813.30 ; Carousel Digital Signage $1,500.00 ; City Of Fargo $24.00 ; City Of West Fargo-Secur,Misc $25.76 ; City Of Fargo $1,218.99 ; Cracked Pepper $31.00 ; Domino's Pizza $52.94 ; Farstad Oil Inc $540.00 ; F-M Printing & Office Supplies $144.00 ; FRS Works, Inc. $58.95 ; Grainger, W W $15.69 ; Hollerung, Karen $24.05 ; Home Depot Pro Institutional $286.69 ; Horace Co-Curricular Petty Cash $1,000.00 ; Information Technology Dept $30.00 ; Kringstad, Katie $83.00 ; Learning Without Tears $27.50 ; Mac's Inc $21.09 ; Metz Company Inc $1,496.54 ; Montessori Services $91.90 ; Mustang Booster Club $4,569.98 ; National Speech And Debate Assn $174.00 ; NDCEL $3,485.00 ; ND Cheerleading Coaches Assn $35.00 ; Nordick, Shannon $82.75 ; Northern Truck Equipment Corp $3.99 ; Northstar Safety Inc $862.50 ; Office Depot $108.83 ; Pattanayak, Sayantica $36.05 ; Petro Serve USA $14.64 ; Pfeifle, Desarae $36.30 ; RHI Supply $154.96 ; Sam's Club Discover $2,316.41 ; Sands, Sarah $56.75 ; Solutions Behavioral Healthcare $5,625.00 ; Spitfire Bar And Grill $189.00 ; SVL Service Corporation $25,294.05 ; Theatrical Rights Worldwide $95.00 ; University Of North Dakota $19,000.00 ; Vaaler Insurance Inc $2,225.00 ; Valley City Public School Dist #2 $60.00 ; Village Green Golf Course $750.00 ; Kemps LLC $1,048.71 ; Kemps LLC $1,047.25 ; Blue Cross Blue Shield Of ND $575,710.64 ; Internal Revenue Service $180,404.85 ; Cenex Fleet Fueling $11,297.63 ; Delta Dental Minnesota Aso, LLC $33,974.62 ; ND Public Employee Ret System $105,256.60 ; Commissioner Of Revenue $2,608.52 ; Minnesota Child Support $78.44 ; ND State Disbursement Unit $2,792.95 ; Pepsi Cola Bottling Company $2,162.61 ; Blue Cross Blue Shield Of ND $302,830.46 ; Sysco North Dakota, Inc $4,088.19 ; Delta Dental Minnesota Aso, LLC $31,477.72 ; Buckmier, Shannon $9.41 ; Cummings, Greg $31.07 ; Lemer, Mark $42.56 ; ND Teachers Retirement Fund $85,128.47 ; Horst, Kerry $101.19 ; Schanzenbach, Cassandra $21.62 ; Standard Insurance Company $10,446.08 ; MATC FBO WFPS 403b Plan $7,951.41 ; Bargabos, Cynthia $282.10 ; Brown, Becky $87.50 ; DeCann, Jay $41.22 ; Demaine, Sherry $282.10 ; Kava, Jennifer $87.50 ; Kopp, Kelly $317.10 ; Kremer, Melissa $52.50 ; Lindbo, Annelisa $87.50 ; Mackowick, Elizabeth $317.10 ; Petersen, Erin $87.50 ; Pfeifer, Jodi $52.50 ; Swanson, Shirley $282.10 ; Tibbetts, Kelly $52.50 ; Wendel, Allison $282.10 ; Payroll 08/06/2021 $611,355.12 ; Void Ck 302789 ($110.00); Void Ck 306105 ($18.00); Void Ck 306171 ($36.00); Void Ck 306467 ($18.00); Void Ck 306556 ($83.00); Void Ck 306584 ($27.55); Void Ck 307107 ($36.05); Void Ck 308564 ($39.78); Void Ck 309954 ($71.00); Void Ck 310455 ($75.00).
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